March 27, 6 p.m.
Information provided by the Lansing Historical Society
LANSING, Ill. (March 19, 2023) – The Lansing historical Society invites the public to attend their free program “19th Century Life Through Artifacts” — presented by Michael and Mario Bovino on March 27, 6 p.m. at the Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing, Illinois.
The Bovino brothers both love history. Since childhood, that love brought them to seek out old relics to further understand local history of the Calumet Region. During the pandemic of 2020, time allowed for a previous interest to become a new hobby — privy digging.
Since that time, they’ve researched historical maps and pinpointed numerous Victorian- aged properties. Some of the towns researched include in Lansing, Chicago Heights, Dolton, Riverdale, Pullman, Thornton, and Chicago in Illinois; and Dyer, Hammond and Whiting in Indiana.
The brothers will have numerous artifacts on display during the program. Their talk will feature a detailed explanation of how they recover these artifacts and some background information on displayed items. The goal is to give people of today a look into what life was like in the Region from 1860-1890.
Michael and Mario Bovino are graduates of TF South and of Illinois State University.